Bob Norris has been a lifelong resident of Windsor Locks. He graduated from Windsor Locks High in 1961.
His college degree was earned at the University of Hartford in 1965. After graduation his life has been devoted to the youth of Windsor Locks as a coach and the youth of other towns as a sports official.
Bob coached Saturday morning basketball from 1962 to 1972.
However, it is in baseball where his volunteerism has been remarkable. Bob coached Babe Ruth baseball from 1966 to 1981.
In addition to coaching, he was the secretary/treasurer from 1973 to 1981.
He presently coaches baseball in Little League’s Senior Division where he started coaching in 1982.
He has also been the Little League’s Safety officer since 1994.
Bob also played and coached in the Men’s League Basketball Program from 1962 to 1980. He also served as treasurer for the same period.
Bob has a long history of officiating many sports.
He officiated the local indoor hockey league from 1969 to 1984.
Since 1964 he has been a high school soccer official.
He has officiated several state tournament soccer games. Bob also officiated high school basketball since 1966, including the state tournament.
From 1975 to 1991 Bob was a college basketball official.
Whether it is coaching or officiating Bob has devoted much of his time coaching the youth of Windsor Locks and officiating in nearby towns.
The town of Windsor Locks is indebted to Bob for all the volunteer time he has spent in coaching.
In April 2023 during the WL Little League Opening Day Ceremony, the batting cage at Pesci Park was christened the “Bob Norris Batting Cage” to honor his years of service to the league.